T_R wrote: ↑May 14, 2019, 8:51 pmI've got about 6 or 7 meters of shelf space with political biographies, and I completely agree with that in most cases.PigRickman wrote:how and why?T_R wrote: ↑May 14, 2019, 8:06 pmRead the book 'Born to rule?'. It quite honestly changed my opinion of the man.gangrenous wrote:Imagine how unstoppable Malcolm Turnbull leading a party without Abbott and his conservative pals would have been.
There’s no way I can vote for a party that doesn’t even accept climate change. Then they make matters worse by being divided and having no policy, so electricity prices go up and investment is stalled for absolutely zero benefit. At least with the Labor policy the raised prices are doing some good.
Same with the NBN, paid 70% of the upfront cost for 20% of the value and significantly greater upkeep due to older and mixed technologies. Clowns.
Im naturally sceptical of biographies of any kind... either it's authorised and is essentially a how every many hundred page fluff piece, or it's unauthorised and, from my experience, working on a very clear agenda.
I thought Born to rule? was very balanced. It was almost overawed with his list of achievements, but really looked into the character of the man, and was not massively generous in regard that.
Yeah ok, i might look into it then.
I've read a decent amount of biographies, and always found the best ones are on historical figures where enough time has passed where true balance is able to be achieved, rare to find it in modern day biographies